Sunset Cruise in New York

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Today I want to tell you about one of the latest pleasant discoveries in New York: Take a sunset cruise through New York enjoying the views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens from the river. A walk of approximately two hours in which you can enjoy New York from both sides of the city: the Hudson and the East River.

I did the cruise with Circle Line, taking advantage of the fact that he had a New York CityPASS, although is included in all tourist cards. For more information on New York tourist cards and what each one includes, visit our article on the best tourist card for your trip to New York.

The cruise begins

The cruise ship in my case went to the 7 in the afternoon, but it was September and later, so it is better to go to the ticket office before and ask for the departure time of the cruise. If you have the seven-day unlimited travel pass on public transport, the best thing you can do is take the M42 bus in Bryant Park or Times Square, which crosses Manhattan following the 42th street, and your last stop is just opposite the 81 Pier, which is where Circle Line is located, right next to the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum, another must-see museum if you like aviation.

First views as soon as you leave

As soon as you leave Puerto, the first thing that can be clearly seen is the Empire State Building in the background, and as we get closer to the first milestone of the trip, the Statue of Liberty, we can enjoy excellent views of Chelsea, New Jersey and Downtown Manhattan, with the majestic One World Trade Center at the center of all the photographs.

Then the ferry goes to Governor's Island and Ellis Island to stop a few minutes in one of the most anticipated and photographed by passengers on the route: the Statue of Liberty, where we arrived just at sunset, with all the oranges at sunset background to make a spectacular souvenir photo of Lady Liberty.

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

We continue through Brooklyn

Once the usual photos are taken throughout the passage, the ship heads to Brooklyn and ascends the East River until it reaches E42th Street, leaving us with lovely prints of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Gantry Plaza State Park or Midtown, with the Chrysler building and the Empire State building as the most characteristic.

View of Midtown from the cruise
View of Midtown from the cruise

Back to the beginning

The tour is already done completely in the dark, so it is possible to recreate and try again to make that photo that is a unforgettable memory to New York. For those who are already cold, the ship has a covered area where you can see all of New York in the background without passing the rigors of the old sea lions that go to the open air of the ship.

One World Trade Center and Winter Garden
One World Trade Center and Winter Garden

Duration of the sunset cruise

La Duration of the tour is about two hours Approximately, and although it is summer, it is likely that a jacket or sweater does not come badly so as not to be cold during the excursion, except on the August sultry nights that you will surely find yourself in glory during the trip.

Map of the route

In this map, I show you the approximate journey that our ship will follow during the cruise seeing New York:

Video of the cruise

As an appetizer, and so that you can have a little idea of ​​what you are going to be able to enjoy during this cruise, I leave you a video of my last trip on the Circle Line sunset cruise:

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